OnLive coming to tablets

This has been listed as a feature of the HTC Flyer for ages, but it’s nice to see it in action: OnLive, the game streaming service, is coming to tablets complete with a wireless controller. Put simply, OnLive requires you to have a controller and a screen and then all the heavy stuff with running the game is handled on their servers. This is possible with the Internet speeds we currently have, and just shows what I’ve been saying with regards to onboard hardware not being as necessary in the future.

So far they’re showing off the service on the HTC Flyer, but we’ll likely see the service all over the place soon. It’s US only for now, but coming to the UK this fall and hopefully elsewhere soon. It’s quite a nice thing to be able to play console games on a lightweight tablet, and if you have HDMI out capabilities you can completely replace your console with a tablet and OnLive package. Check out the above video from Engadget for a preview.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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One thought on “OnLive coming to tablets

  • Avatar of KaptinDandy
    June 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm
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    Hmmm, I like OnLive, and it’s cool to see they are working to bring it to tablets. But I do hope they are adding more point-and-click games. Playing Homefront or Red Faction: Armageddon with my big greasy thumbs is just going to get boring real quick. I do like OnLive’s TV-controller, letting you plug some device to your TV and play with a wirelss gamepad. However the only thing flat about that is the telly you’ll play on, so byebye.

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